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achromatophil

[ey-kruh-mat-uh-fil, ak-ruh-, ey-kroh-muh-tuh-]Biology
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adjective
  1. Also a·chro·mat·o·phil·ic [ey-kruh-mat-uh-fil-ik, ak-ruh-, ey-kroh-muh-tuh-] /ˌeɪ krəˌmæt əˈfɪl ɪk, ˌæk rə-, eɪˌkroʊ mə tə-/. having little or no affinity for stains.
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noun
  1. an achromatophil cell or tissue.
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Origin of achromatophil

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achromatophil in Medicine

achromatophil

(ā′krō-mătə-fĭl, ăk′rō-, ā-krōmə-tə-, ə-krō-)
adj.
  1. Not able to be colored by histological or bacteriological stains.
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n.
  1. A cell or tissue that cannot be stained in the usual way.
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Related formsa′chro•mo•philic (-fĭlĭk) null adj.
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